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BEYONCE RECEIVES BILLBOARD MILLINNIUM AWARD

BEYONCE RECEIVES BILLBOARD MILLINNIUM AWARD

Beyoncé's reign is stronger than ever -- that was clear at the Billboard Music Awards on ABC, where the star received the Billboard Millennium Award and performed her new single, "Run the World (Girls)," for the first time on network television.

Several of Beyoncé's close relatives, famous friends and collaborators -- including First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, The-Dream, U2's Bono,Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Solange and her son Daniel "Juelz" Smith,Barbra Streisand, Matthew Knowles and Tina Knowles -- took part in the Billboard Millennium Award presentation with pre-recorded personal messages about the singer's accomplishments and impact. Lady Gaga, who collaborated with Beyoncé on remixes of their singles "Telephone" and "Videophone," summed it up best: "You represent the dream," she said.

The honoree herself then took the stage in a barely-there silver number to perform "Run the World (Girls)," the lead single from her fourth studio album, "4," for the first time ever. Virtual duplicates of Queen B rocked behind her until an impressive 100 back-up dancers emerged to rock collectively to the girl-power anthem.

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Article by ERIKA RAMIREZ, Billboard.com | Read full article here